On this day in 1928 Walt Disney premiered an animated short called “Steamboat Willie.” The cartoon was innovative for two reasons:
- It was the first animated film to have synchronized audio.
- It was the first cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse!
November 18, 1928 marks the 87th anniversary of the film, and therefore the 87th birthday of Walt’s little mouse Mickey!
I am so excited to see Mickey again at Disneyland starting tomorrow night, and will bring you all of the magic of the holidays live from Disneyland on Friday afternoon!
In honor of Mickey’s birthday, here is one of my favorite quotes from Walt Disney about Disneyland:
“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
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